For this month’s FTF Community blog event, I created firstly this collage with Greek beaches, sea shells, Blake Lively and Louis Vuitton resort collection. But I thought I wanted to do more…and since is summer, I thought of sharing with you my favorite Greek beaches. So here is goes…
Porto Katsiki, Lefkada
Greece is famous for the Aegean Sea and islands like Mykonos and Santorini, but nothing can beat the color of the sea that the Ionian Islands (in Western Greece) have. Porto Katsiki is one of them. It’s not a large beach, and it takes sometime to get down there (it is far from the city and it also has some steps you have to go down to reach the beach), but this beautiful turquoise waters, totally worth it.
Elafonisos is a small island in Southern Greece off the coast of Peloponnese. I has 3 beaches: Simos, small Simos and Panagia. The photo is from Panagia (I liked it because it is “burned”), but all beaches are equally nice. Nice sand, crystal clear waters and you feel like you’re in paradise. No coconut trees unfortunately!
Agia Kyriaki, Milos
Milos has so many different beaches that no other island has. Sarakiniko is full of white rocks and it feels out of this world. Kleftiko is approached only by boat and features caves you can swim through! My favorite one is Agia Kyriaki. It is a “normal” beach, but it’s long, sandy and the water has a nice color.
Ah! The party island. You either love it or hate it! I personally love it and you can read all about it here. Mykonos has also many lovely beaches for all kind of people: you like to party? Then go to Super Paradise. You want to spot celebrities? Then Psarrou is for you. Maybe you like wind surfing? Then go to Ftelia. For me the ideal beach is Kalo Livadi. I’ve liked it since my first visit there in 1999. Surely many thing have changed: it is crowded and popular. But it’s sandy and I like the color of the water.
It sounds like an odd choice since it’s not a well known beach. Most people know Punda, which is the equivalent of Super Paradise (see above) and Santa Maria. But for me both Punda (which I didn’t like at all) and Santa Maria, are very “common”. Faragas has a different vibe. It’s located in the southern tip of Paros. It isn’t very crowded, it is sandy, the water is very clear and the beach bar plays all sort of music (an odd mix, but it’s fun)
I have other beaches I like, such as Varkiza near Athens (and much nearer to where I live), Arogi in Northern Greece (probably no one ever heard of it), Sidari in Corfu (very peculiar beach and unfortunately I have no photo) and a couple of beaches in Chalkidiki (again Northen Greece). But these 5 presented above are my top ones and I wanted to share them with you!